Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Monica Yunus

Monica Yunus

Artist Lecturer

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


A leading voice in the artist as citizen discussion, Soprano Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder of Sing for Hope, a non-profit that brings arts outreach programs to communities in need and presents initiatives that make the arts accessible to all. 

Ms. Yunus has performed on some of the world's greatest stages including The Metropolitan Opera. She can be seen in several Metropolitan Opera HD broadcasts ranging from The Magic Flute to Le Comte Ory to La Rondine. A graduate of The Juilliard School, her concert and recital performances have taken her all over the world- in countries ranging from Bangladesh, Guatemala and Lebanon and in performances with legendary artists such as Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Jon Batiste. She is an Artist Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School, University of South Carolina, University of Denver, and Purchase College at The State University of New York.  

For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Ms. Yunus has received a 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian and was named a 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus.